The Paulding Education Foundation is thankful to the business community for their help in raising $10,000 with the success of the inaugural MembersFirst Credit Union Autumn Golf Classic held on October 15, 2012 at Creekside Golf Course. The funds raised go to programs that benefit students in Paulding County, including $15,000 in college scholarships and $7,500 in school grants.
The tournament featured a chance to win $10,000 in a putting contest. Two golfers qualified for the putt, but the hole was narrowly missed when it came down to the final putt. The winning tournament team was sponsored by Education Planners and included James Wilson, Jordan Wilson, Tom Price and Dexter Mills. Second place was sponsored by Wellstar and included Zac Rhinesmith, Austin Renfoe and Jessica Bedsole. The third place team was sponsored by Raker Construction and included John Rakestraw and Jake Rakestraw. Winner of the Closest to the Pin award was James Wilson and Longest Drive was won by Zac Rhinesmith.
The presenting sponsor was MembersFirst Credit Union. Other major sponsors included Greystone Power, RK Redding, Wellstar, Partitions Contractors, Credit Union of Georgia, Raker Construction, Carl Black, Education Planners, Morgan Keegan, Herff Jones, Carroll EMC and Zaxby's.
Volunteers were provided by the Paulding PTA Council, Wellstar and other community members. Participants enjoyed a steak and ribs lunch catered by Rodney's BBQ as the awards were presented.